Olds, for some reason after reading your post, I immediately had a fractured remembrance of either Buffalo Bill Cody or Wild Bill Hickok during a stage career which included having to wear an outrageous western costume.
After Custer and his 5 companies were all killed in Montana, our stage actor
In the spirit of “life imitating art”
Wore the stage costume to the plains and after killing and scalping a warrior, dedicated the kill to “one for Custer” while holding the scalp up as he did on stage.
It’s been awhile since I read that story and I am not sure about the details or if it’s even true?
Legend, myth, folktale, fable, even unexamined "conventional wisdom," whichever word or idea is the correct one, it certainly can spur or inspire researchers to pursue "the real story." In my own line... more
Re: No argument there, Billy. — B.J.,Sun May 21 15:50